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  1. That’s pretty much it as far as I know. It should all be in IC 35-47. There could be local ordinances covering knives though, since chapter 11 seems to only cover guns.

  2. Indiana

    * Summary: Generally OK.
    * Max length: None apparent.
    * Specifically illegal: automatics & throwing stars.
    * Relevant laws: Statutes mentioning “knife”

    2000 revision (current as of 8/13/2005

    IC 35-47-5-2
    Knife with blade that opens automatically or may be propelled
    Sec. 2. It is a Class B misdemeanor for a person to manufacture, possess, display, offer, sell, lend, give away, or purchase any knife with a blade that:
    (1) opens automatically; or
    (2) may be propelled;
    by hand pressure applied to a button, device containing gas, spring, or other device in the handle of the knife.
    As added by P.L.311-1983, SEC.32. Amended by P.L.70-2000, SEC.2.

    IC 35-47-5-12
    “Chinese throwing star” defined; related offenses
    Sec. 12. (a) A person who:
    (1) manufactures;
    (2) causes to be manufactured;
    (3) imports into Indiana;
    (4) keeps for sale;
    (5) offers or exposes for sale; or
    (6) gives, lends, or possesses;
    a Chinese throwing star commits a Class C misdemeanor.
    (b) As used in this section, “Chinese throwing star” means a throwing-knife, throwing-iron, or other knife-like weapon with blades set at different angles.
    As added by P.L.318-1985, SEC.2.

  3. As far as I can tell (I’mNotALawyer!), the one-hand openers with a projection on the blade itself are okay — some of the Kershaws have a projection of the blade back out the back of the knife and an “over-center” arrangement that helps open the blade without violating the switchblade laws. Others have a stud or loop on the other side, which are trickier to open.

    They are kind of a compromise between a “scary” fixed-blade sheath knife and a more conventional, semi-concealed folding knife

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